Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will hold its 2016 iPhone 7 event tomorrow Wednesday, September 7, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The company will live stream for fans to see the presentation of a set of new devices that range from the iPhone 7 to new EarPods.
The star of the day is without a doubt the iPhone 7, set to be released during the event. The new Apple phone is rumored to sport a better camera and drop the headphone jack in favor of wireless headphones.
The dual-lens camera system, featuring a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, will create DSLR-quality images. Other reported enhancements include waterproof capabilities, a bigger battery, and a 256GB model.
New EarPods and Apple Watch 2
Lacking a headphone jack, the iPhone 7 will obviously need wireless headphones. So, Apple has to revamp its line of EarPods which have been the same since the first iPod. Rumors say Apple will offer wired EarPods that connect via the Lightning port as well as wireless EarPods that connect via Bluetooth.
Although unlikely, another option would be to bundle the same old EarPods with the 3.5mm plug with a Lightning adapter. The EarPods are possibly going to be Beats branded. It would the first time Beats gets integrated into Apple’s product line.
At WWDC, Apple unveiled the new operating system watchOS 3, which the Apple Watch 2 will run after tomorrow’s launch. The new hardware will sport superior GPS tracking, improved water resistance, a faster processor, and a barometer.
Watch Apple’s new releases online
Apple’s live event will be held tomorrow at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The company will stream the event via its official website for everyone to watch it online. By clicking here, viewers are ready to go.
The streaming site welcomes watchers with “See you on the 7th” and invites them to join Apple there on September 7 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live. There’s even a link for fans of the iPhone 7 to add the event to their calendar. The feature will remind them when it’s time to tune in.
Apple also posted a single promoted tweet about the event on its Twitter account. By retweeting it, spectators will get a reminder via Twitter shortly before the stream starts.
Requirements for watching the event
Below the ‘Add to your calendar’ option, Apple specifies the requirements needed to watch its new releases. The live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later.
Watching the stream on a Mac needs Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, while only PCs with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 will run it. Finally, streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).
For those who also want to see Sony’s PlayStation Meeting, they don’t have to worry because it starts two hours later. So, they will be able to watch the presentation of both the iPhone 7 and PS4 Neo. For how to watch Sony’s event click here.